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FROM THE EDITOR’s DESK

“Many Kenyans are faced with personal challenges and I consider this as a
personal challenge”~Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta during presidential candidates debate prior to March 4, 2013 General Elections in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta decision to attend the ICC status conference on October 8, 2014 in his personal capacity is consistent with the
Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Rome Statute obligations.

ICC does not prosecute state officials.
Rather individuals in their individual criminal
responsibility.

He has respected his electoral pledge during the 2013 presidential debate “many Kenyans are faced with personal challenges and I consider this as a personal challenge”.

And that ‘it is his intention to follow through [the cases] and ensure that we clear our names”.

He has kept his words, “I will be able to deal with the issue of clearing my name while at the same time ensuring the business of government is implemented”.

The President emerges as someone who respects rule of law, judicial systems and institutions.

He has respected the Constitution provisions
governing situation when ‘President is absent or is temporarily incapacitated, and during any other period that the President decides’.

The country, which has been integrated with the world, need certainty, stability, trust and
confidence.

The President has avoided stance,which would shake political stability and an environment of economic confidence, which will erode the democratic state governed by the rule
of law.

“The African Story as told by Africans”.©African News Digest®

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